Andreas 23 – Tribute To Tardigrades
Label : Fraction Studio (link)

A tribute to Tardigrades , micro-animals also known colloquially as water bears, or moss piglets.

Tardigrades; also known colloquially as water bears, or moss piglets are water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animals. They were first discovered by the German zoologist Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773. The name Tardigrada (meaning “slow stepper”) was given three years later by the Italian biologist Lazzaro Spallanzani. They have been found everywhere: from mountain tops to the deep sea and mud volcanoes; from tropical rain forests to the Antarctic. Tardigrades are one of the most resilient known animals, with individual species able to survive extreme conditions that would be rapidly fatal to nearly all other known life forms, such as exposure to extreme temperatures, extreme pressures (both high and low), air deprivation, radiation, dehydration, and starvation. About 1,150 known species form the phylum Tardigrada, a part of the superphylum Ecdysozoa. The group includes fossils dating from 530 million years ago, in the Cambrian period. Usually, tardigrades are about 0.5 mm (0.02 in) long when they are fully grown. They are short and plump, with four pairs of legs, each with four to eight claws also known as “disks”. Tardigrades are prevalent in mosses and lichens and feed on plant cells, algae, and small invertebrates. When collected, they may be viewed under a very low-power microscope, making them accessible to students and amateur scientists.

01. Mean Flow – Water Bear
02. Eisenlager – Ein Tag Im Leben Von Bärtierchen
03. Cody Ban – Ourson D’Eau
04. Chris Silver T – M N Slow
05. Walt Thisney – Daylight
06. Janusz Brudniewicz – Niesporczaki Live
07. Yann Pillas – Tardigrada Carbonara
08. Maurice Pozor – Tagada
09. I, Eternal – D’Une Dimension L’Autre
10. Clover Leaf – Tardigrades
11. Szymkowiak Joseph – Lectio Divina
12. A.R.E – Nuclear Tardigrades
13. Reisebüro86 – Prana
14. Claus Poulsen – Wish I Was A Tardigrade
15. M.Nomized – Tardigrade From Space
16. Ars Sonor & Emerge – Resilience
17. Sylphides – Photeca Recherche
18. Juan A. Miñana Osca – Supertardigrades 2.0
19. Kasa De Orates – Huívlu Mapu Part. Ii
20. Wilfried Hanrath – 12.12 (For Tardigrades)
21. Srvtr – Xtrm
22. Adarkah Ianqu – Fearful Speaks
23. 53704 – Quite Immortal
24. Specimen – Stase
25. Federico Balducci – One More Dream
26. David Fenech – Black Water Bearnaise
27. David Nadeau – The Anatole Tardigrade Oils, Their Polychrome Undulations Drink Recklessly
28. Purple Crow – Into Darkness-December
29. Discountgnostic – Largo For Bacteria
30. Thomas Park – Oscillation
31. Nava Spatiala – Life In Outer Space Is Not Easy For A Tardigrade
32. Wilfried Hanrath & Siegfried Grundmann – Crackling Noise